Tuesday, April 20, 2010

That time I admitted to being a hipster.

When did it become an offensive word? Why is it? How many people admit they even have hipster tendencies much less classify as a full blown one?

I suppose it's because since "indie" and "hipster" are so similar now, and "indie" comes from "independent," it becomes an originality thing, that's what it's all about. Being different. And to acknowledge that you're something like another person, aka a label, well, you've kind of just contradicted who you are.....who you are as a person.
Hi, my name is Chelsea, and I'm a hipster. I listened to Metro Station three years ago when I was actually seventeen, now they play that song on the radio and I'm 20.
I collect owl figurines. I worship Zooey Deschanel. I think boys with tattoos and facial hair are Hotty McHottersons. I wear leggings and have chunky glasses. I pride myself on finding unknown bands. I enjoy thrift stores and vintage furniture. Urban Outfitters made my heart stop a little bit the first time I went in (last week).

What about you!?

How to properly diagnose yourself and those around you:

if you become full of joy when you mention a band that someone hasn't heard of. Or when a band you've been listening to for like the past three effing days suddenly pops up on your friends radar and you're all "oh yeah I started liking them a long time ago."
Also saying "I liked so-and-so before they were famous.

if one of your dreams is to be photographed (gettin' crunk) and put on the cobrasnake website

if you have this saved on your computer without a really good and intelligent reason. Aka you're majoring in graphic design and specialize in the making of....fonts.....or you worked on that helvetica movie (yes there's a movie, OF COURSE THERE IS) but you know that.

if you look at that and say or think something along the lines of "That's not true" or "That's dumb" or "Whatever" or "How stupid that doesn't even make sense."
Getting butthurt makes you a supa-hipster, just sayin'

if you think this guy is a hottie.

or him

or even this bro
(ps. oo la la)

if this picture does not make you laugh. Or at least smile and not because you think they're awesome or you want to be them or because that one in the back is actually you and wow you're famous now aren't you?

if you match at least three of these generalizations yet still deny that you're a hipster

if you flat-iron your hair to actually go in front of your face, like in front of your eyes in a swoopy motion

if Chuck Palahunikjdhsjshdak changed your life.
And you can't pronounce his last name but who cares you just call him Chuck.

if you have glasses like this that you obtained in the past three or so years.
I don't care if they're prescription but if they're not you're a supa-hipster. Own it.

if you suddenly started thinking triangles were cool in the last six months or so.
You are exempt if you're between one and four years old.

if you wear scarves with short sleeved shirts meaning or just when you generally do not need a scarf because it's hot and if you're chilly get a jacket, foo.

if you're a young man with a mustache

....self explanatory

So, are you? Are you a little bit? A tiny bit?
....what about that kid next to you, now HE'S a hipster...ugh, those dumb hipsters...


Friday, April 16, 2010

Sometimes Most of the time I stay awake even later because I don't want to go brush my teeth and wash my face.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

That time I did a half-assed post.

Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.
-Jennifer James

I've been so busy recently, moving into a place of my own, starting school, having 5 classes, returing microwaves - plus trying to make trips back home to see Lillie and be able to hang out with friends. I'm new to this whole "being busy, having a life" thing and time management is not my strong point....at all. So I can say I've been too busy but that would be a lie because I watched Dawson's Creek this morning in my pj's eating puff Cheetos and then switching to cookie dough.
I have not forgotten about the blog though! I just haven't had the energy to gather up and organize enough material for a post, and there's too much! Too much to sift through and sort, too many things I could write about but which would be most interesting? I'll work on this on my bus rides...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

That time I was an adult, kind of.

So! I'm getting the key to my dorm tomorrow and so far I don't have a roommate (yesss). And it's "fully furnished" but I still need stuff like dishes and towels.
I wish it wasn't fully furnished because I have a LOT of stuff.
So anyways, I finally kind of almost sort of have a reason to put all my "decorating" pictures to use.
Images are from various places but mainly from my now deceased but still bangin' tumblr.

I don't know the proper etiquette...if I don't have a roomate yet wouldn't it be okay for me to decorate the whole place as if it's mine?

Friday, March 26, 2010

That time my pity pot was my bed.

I'm sick.

What I've been doing because of the state I am in:

1. Picking at my severely chapped lips.
2. Staring at my computer with glazed over eyes and my mouth hanging open and repeatedly forgetting why I'm even on the computer (there never is a reason).
3. Perfecting my hand-eye coordination skills (used kleenex thrown into trashcan in middle of room).
4. Rolling a cough drop around in my open mouth, thus making delightful noises when it bangs and rolls along my teeth.
5. Daydreaming about a miracle happening, like in romantic movies and television shows.
6. Watching "Dawson's Creek."
7. Tending to the bitterness inside towards a certain asshole person.
8. Mumbling at Lillie because it hurts too much to talk or yell.
9. Whining inwardly about how I don't deserve this and how I'm sad and lonely and angry and tired and sore and I can't breathe.
10. Watching more "Dawson's Creek" (I have all the seasons on DVD...I can stay in bed for a longgg while).

Basically I'm doing all of these things at once. The glaze-drop look of #2 is kind of my permanent face though....how darling.

...I'm getting back in bed now.

Ps. I'd like to thank everyone who has looked at this blog, who has followed it (I have 11 followers now!), who has checked some of the "feedback" boxes and those of you who have left comments. It means so much to me and I treasure and re-read every single comment and every word of feedback I hear. I'm a total noob and don't know what I'm doing so it's so nice to hear that at least some of what I'm doing makes sense and is perhaps even enjoyable to read.
*picture is from tumblr, credit unknown.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

That time I shared some "knowledge"


★Never say anyting along the lines of "I think guys have a higher pain tolerance than girls do" to a woman in labor.

★Using CAPSLOCK helps with so many issues - rage, annoyance, venting etc.

★It's only cool to wear tacky sweaters on holidays. You aren't ironic otherwise, you just look like a stupid hipster.

★Try to keep from texting a ~guy~ twice in a row (unless it's like one big text) very often.
Especially refrain from sending three, even if a few days go by. It sucks but the ball is in his court now.

★Internet friends are friends too. And no, having e-friends now-a-days isn't like going into an AOL chatroom and becoming buddies with some person called "xsarahpanicx," I mean some of them are but definitely not all the time. If you want to judge then that's fine but I personally have some gorgeous and REAL friends all over the world and yes, I'm sure that they're not creepy old men.


★Chivalry is not dead, if a girl tells you it is then she must not care about values and morals and class, and that's a whole other ballgame.

★It's ok to be a raging 12 year old girl in heat on the inside, just remain cool on the outside and you're ace.

★If someone around you is chewing/eating too loud, cut their throat. The blood will drown out
or prevent any other noise(s).

★I don't know if it's because of Twitter and their 140 word limit but it seems like more and more people are using "your" to mean "you are" instead of using "you're." It's not cool, it also makes you look ignorant. Just sayin'.

★It's ok to write weird, short letters to facebook in your head
"dear facebook,

you make me feel like a natural woman
jk you don't


★Don't use "lol" unless you are actually laughing out loud, or you're being ironic, that's what "hahahhaa" is for.

★Disliking Taylor Swift is never, ever okay.

★Using "u" and "r" and such in texts isn't okay, unless, again, you're being ironic or sarcastic. Those extra letters aren't that big of a deal. Use real words please.

★Cats should have middle names. Also, Whiskers shouldn't be the name of anything except an inanimate object, or actual whiskers.

★There are few things less attractive in a man than passiveness, lack of ambition/goals, and the inability to take the lead and make an effort.

Can I just say that this picture is ACE!?

★When girls say they want Joseph Gordon Levitt's Tom in "500 Days of Summer" they don't mean that creepy kid who's in love with them, no, they mean someone as hot as JGL who is in love with them. The nerdy kid in the movie is not the nerdy kid who grosses you out in real life. There's a diff. Don't think you have a chance just because of that, unless you look like JGL and dress like him too.

★A good way to find out if someone ~likes you~ is to kiss him/her. I haven't personally tried this though. Another way is to just ask, even if you get a BS answer.

★Syncing your Twitter updates to your other sites is only okay if you very rarely update twitter and/or you're like, Taylor Swift.
Otherwise, don't do it. If we wanted to know what you're doing or thinking right now we'd go to your TWITTER.